++Addition++I meant for the structures with national names on them to represent the US' relationship with the respective countries (they might also be thought of as said places' national honor), not the actual nations themselves.
Has anyone seen a cartoon criticizing US foreign policy of being steered recklessly by a glut of foreign interest groups, as regular proles, sad and exhausted, toil away to make it all possible. I've not come across one. I envision something like this:
The people on top of the ball would be tagged as lobbyists for Armenians, AIPAC members, Taiwanese nationalists, Chinese businessmen, CAIR, La Raza officials, ostensible Buddhists (Richard Gere, perhaps), etc, scuffling with one another for control of the steering wheel. The window inside the ball reveals worn out average joes shoveling coal into the fire, powering the motor. The structures with the names of countries have been previously damaged by the ball.
Nevermind the atrocious artistic (in)ability made worse by using Microsoft paint or questions over how a ball could roll around with people remaining on top of it the entire time. Make the vehicle a battering ram instead. A good cartoonist would take care of those details, anyway.
Such a sketch would hit home with people across the political spectrum.